Full Day Chernobyl Tour
In the morning after breakfast you meet your private driver at the hotel lobby for a transfer to Chernobyl, where you meet a local guide at the Dityatki block post.
You guide gives you safety instructions and your exciting tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, an area of 30 km (19 mi) radius from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, begins.
On the way to the town of Chernobyl you see a small abandoned village Cherevach and the largest village of the Chernobyl area, Zalissya. Upon arrival to Chernobyl you have an introductory briefing on the Exclusion Zone administrative division and regulations. During the tour of Chernobyl town you see the Wormwood Star memorial, the memorial "To Those who Saved the World", the firefighters that died putting out the fire at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
You have lunch at the Chernobyl canteen, don't worry, all ingredients are brought from the outside and are ecologically clean.
On the way to the Power Plant we stop at an almost fully buried Kopachi village and check it's kindergarten which we can enter. You have a photo stop near the new sarcophagus of the 4th reactor of the station, just steps away from the main closed object of the zone!
Finally, you arrive to the "ghost city" of Prypyat. You will see the town that was left by its 50 thousand inhabitants within 24 hours. The spirit of Soviet times is very vivid here. You can make pictures of National Emblem of the Soviet Union and of Soviet Ukraine, slogans ‘Piece, Labor and May”, and other objects that are symbols of the 80-s in the Soviet Union.
You also have a chance to see remnants of the once top-secret military object "Duga-1", so called "Russian Woodpecker", a huge radar that was supposed to watch the launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles as the Cold War was in full swing. This engineering marvel created by brilliant Soviet engineers was almost completely destroyed. Today you have a unique opportunity to see the last remaining giant receiving antennas, since the only array, preserved to our times, is located on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone territory.
Before returning to Kiev, you pass through the Dytyatki checkpoint and undergo compulsory radiation control. Once out of the Zone, you are transferred to your hotel in Kiev.
Passports are obligatory on the day of the tour. All the visitors should be covered as much as possible: no slippers, no shorts, no T-shirts. Minimum age to participate in the tour is 18.